Thursday, June 3, 2010

TZ Promo: "Mr. Bevis" (6/03/1960)

Okay, here's the deal: I hate this episode. I really, really do. Tonight is this turd's 50th anniversary, so I have to at least acknowledge it. God, I wish I could just skip it and move on to next week's brilliant "The After Hours." I must admit, in all honesty, that I haven't actually seen this...um, thing in several years. So, in a deviation from my usual routine, I'm going to wait on actually commenting further on the episode until I watch it tonight. I'll post the usual screen captures now, however...



Post-viewing thoughts...

Yep, I was right. It's an utter piece of shit. It thinks it's a comedy, but it's not funny. AT ALL. I'm not even going to bother with the usual plot teasers. Rod Serling wrote it, William Asher directed it, and Orson Bean plays the titular Mr. Bevis. Henry Jones co-stars as Bevis' guardian angel. All four shoulda been smacked upside their collective heads for birthing this stupid, ugly beast.

"Mr. Bevis" was never repeated. They knew, as I know, that this thing should be buried and never spoke of again. I've poked fun in these pages at other TZ duds ("Mr. Dingle, the Strong" comes to mind), but this, my friends, is the absolute bottom of the barrel. It doesn't get any worse than this. Happy 50th anniversary, "Mr. Bevis." Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. I'll probably never watch you again. EVER.


Next week: The show bounces back in a huge way. The impossibly gorgeous Anne Francis is shopping at the mall, and things are just.... kinda.... askew. Are those mannequins looking at her...?





2 comments:

Tim Gold said...

While I admit this episodes leaves a lot to be desired, I do like seeing the photo of Charles Lane with a glowing smile. After so many years of seeing him as a cranky old man, which he maintains in this role as well, (for the most part) it's great to see such a brilliant smile on his face. Especially when it's immediately contrasted with with his usual no-nonsense face. Great job on the site so far. I'm watching them all as well, albeit at a much faster pace. After each episode I check and see your thoughts. Keep up the good work!

Mat Black said...

Yeah. This episode IS a steaming turd. Orson Bean sucks balls.